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Episode 0026

Air Date: March 25, 1968
Previous Episode: 0025
Next Episode: 0027
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Mister Rogers arrives with a baby doll which he has borrowed from a young friend. Using a handkerchief, he diapers the doll and talks about the excitement created by having a baby in the house. Mister Rogers then sings When a Baby Comes.

Mr. Swenson stops by with his five-month-old son, Eric. Mister Rogers watches as Mr. Swenson demonstrates how Eric has grown. They talk about teething and playing before the Swensons depart.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Tadpole Frogg is exercising at the fountain in an effort to grow faster. Nurse Miller arrives and sings You're Growing after she measures Tad to find that he has grown 1/8 inch.

Moving on to the tree, Nurse Miller shares a cranberry with X the Owl and X continues singing You're Growing. He gives Nurse Miller a walnut to deliver to Mister Rogers by way of the Trolley.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers receives the walnut and decides to save it for dinnertime. Picture Picture shares a film about a 14-month-old child -- Jamie Rogers when he was younger. Jamie Rogers himself stops by the house and sings Tomorrow with Mister Rogers as they conclude for the day.


Nurse Miller tells Tadpole Frogg that she has growth records for others in the Neighborhood including X the Owl and "Daniel Pussycat."

Appearing In This Episode


  • Bruce Swenson
  • Eric Swenson
  • Jamie Rogers




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Maxine Miller, Jamie Rogers, Bruce Swenson
Producer: Fred Rogers
Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Executive Producer: Paul K. Taff

Production funds for this series were provided by a grant from The Sears-Roebuck Foundation and a children's program fund established by N.E.T. affiliated stations.

© 1968 National Educational Television and Radio Center

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